Roxas-Robredo tandem for 2016 a done deal?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Has Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo agreed to be the running mate of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas in next year’s elections? The spokesperson of the Leni Robredo for Vice President Movement refused to confirm nor deny reports that Robredo has...

DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In...

Ping thinking of ‘transition period’ for 2016 plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Running for higher office, even the presidency, is always an option for former senator Panfilo Lacson. “How to get there is a different matter altogether, what your chances are. That’s why there are surveys. Then you start thinking your position… Everybody does...

Tupas takes ice bucket challenge, nominates Sereno, Jardeleza, Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Taking Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s challenge, Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas on Thursday became the latest Philippine government official to take the widely popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Seated on a monobloc chair at the parking area of the Southwing Annex of...

Ping earlier questioned Abad on DAP

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – Senator Panfilo Lacson had already questioned Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s rationale behind the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in the past. “I questioned that. I told him, why would you pool the monies not obligated or used, or money you...

Saguisag likens govt’s ‘pork’ scam probe to ‘circular firing squad,’ hits Lacson, De Lima

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Rene Saguisag on Monday chided members of President Benigno Aquino III’s Cabinet for their supposed poor handling of the pork barrel scam investigation, saying they resembled “a circular firing squad aiming at each other.” In particular, Saguisag...

DPWH chief vows corrupt-free reconstruction in typhoon-hit areas

Palo, Leyte  (Mabuhay) – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson vowed to fight against misuse of funds intended for reconstruction activities in typhoon-stricken areas. In a meeting Thursday with 16 regional directors, typhoon-affected DPWH...

PNoy names 2 new Comelec commissioners

DAVAO CITY, Mar 7 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino has appointed former ambassador Macabangkit Lanto and election lawyer Bernadette Sardillo as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioners. Aquino said he has signed their appointment papers that will be forwarded to Congress...